Twelfth Night

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Sport for Jove Theatre

Twelfth Night

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 05 March - 08 March 2014

By William Shakespeare

Sport for Jove’s acclaimed and brilliantly staged production takes us right to the waters edge, set in the golden sunlight of a 1960′s summer holiday by the sea. Shakespeare’s deliriously romantic classic is a potent cocktail of songs, sun and sand, melancholy and madness, comedy and chaos, a feast of love that will leave your heart lighter and your family closer. And as any family knows, on holidays, we never entirely escape our demons, indeed, we tend to pack them up with us.

Sport for Jove is revered for producing the sort of wonderful Globe Theatre-like connection between audience and actors, celebrating these extraordinary stories with the accessibility and passion so essential to their vision. Starring Abigail Austin, Anthony Gooley, Megan Drury, James Lugton and the astonishing voice of Tyran Parke as Feste the fool.

“Twelfth Night is about finding the freedom that comes with loving others more than oneself,” says Director, Damien Ryan. “It celebrates the full spectrum of love, set in a country called Illyria, a place where refugees can find their families again, where self-obsession is punished, where revenge and foolish pranks will pay a price, but boy they make us feel good, and where happiness can only be found in freedom, or ‘what you will’…Now wouldn’t that be a magical place to live?”

DIRECTOR: Damien Ryan
DESIGNER: Anna Gardiner
ORIGINAL MUSIC: Christopher Harley
SOUND: David Stalley
LIGHTING:  Toby Knyvett
PERFORMERS: Abigail Austin, George Banders, Megan Drury, Robin Goldsworthy, Anthony Gooley, Sam Haft, Edmund Lembke-Hogan, Teresa Jakovich, James Lugton, Tyran Parke, Mike Pigott, Bernadette Ryan, Francesca Savige, Chris Stalley, Damien Strouthos , Chris Tomkinson, and Eloise Winestock

Q & A sessions are offered afterwards with the actors and director.


From the Education Coordinator…
Sport for Jove’s Hamlet got nothing but RAVE reviews from all the teachers and students who saw it. Damien Ryan returns with this modern and engaging production of a classic Shakespeare. Not only is this perfect for your HSC students studying extension English, with links to Module C: Language and Values, but it is a wonderful, funny, clear and exciting introduction to Shakespeare for younger years. There are also some great links for discussing language, character, society, gender, status and social values in the classroom.

Dates & Times:
6:30pm, Wednesday 5 March
11:00am, Friday 7 March
8:00pm, Friday 7 March
2:00pm, Saturday 8 March
8:00pm, Saturday 8 March

Student/Additional Teacher $25*
*Transaction fees may apply


STEP 1. Download & Complete Booking Form

Secondary Education Booking Form

All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Risk assessments and education support materials (where provided) are available online. If you are from a Priority Funded School, please contact us regarding possible ticket subsidies that may be available to you.

STEP 2. Send your Booking Form to Us

Fax or e-mail your booking form to Riverside Education:

Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and E-mail:
Mail: Amy Matthews, Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta NSW 2124.

N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then forward an invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking form.

STEP 3. Riverside will Confirm your Booking

Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure. You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 weeks prior to the performance.

STEP 4. Final Payment

Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.

STEP 5. Final Information Sent to Schools

A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.

STEP 6. Attend and Enjoy!

Seating at schools performances is general admission and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 mins prior to your performance.

Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply for each Riverside Education performance booking:

  • A non-refundable deposit of $125 is to be paid within 14 days of the booking being confirmed by Riverside;
  • Changes to student numbers must be in writing and no later than school 4 weeks prior to the performance;
  • Final payment is due 4 school weeks prior to the performance;
  • Any changes to student numbers after this time are at the discretion of Riverside and subject to availability;
  • The booking is made on behalf of the school and the school accepts liability to make payments on the due dates.

Please note all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact the Community Relations & Education Coordinator on 8839 3308.

Please find a range of helpful teaching resources related to Twelfth Night, or What You Will, below:

Twelfth Night – Curriculum Links

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Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes, including 20 minute interval (Plus Q&A session)

Ticket Prices

Student/Teacher $25

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00